Nazir Mohammad Ziaul Haque , *Imran Hossain , and A.K.M. Mahmudul Haque


Nazir Mohammad Ziaul Haque[1], *Imran Hossain[2], and A.K.M. Mahmudul Haque[3]

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[1]Nazir Mohammad Ziaul Haque, PhD Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

[2]Imran Hossain, MSS, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

[3]A.K.M. Mahmudul Haque, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

A R T I C L E  I N F O

Article Type: Research

Received: 17, Mar. 2022.

Accepted: 17, Apr. 2023.

Published: 20, Apr. 2023.




This research paper aims to assess the role of urban-local government in providing environmental services in Gazipur City Corporation (GCC), Bangladesh. The study utilizes a mixed-methods approach, including a survey and qualitative data analysis. The study found that the governance system in GCC is inadequate, resulting in poor service delivery in terms of water supply, waste management, and drainage system. According to the findings of this study, the majority of GCC residents receive inadequate services from the GCC. This study also demonstrates that the GCC does not provide enough safe drinking water or adequate sanitation facilities. Moreover, the GCC does not collect the waste regularly. The study found that the majority of GCC residents think that the region’s sewage and drainage systems are deplorable. The necessary steps to lower mosquito populations are not taken by the GCC. The GCC provides poor environmental services. The study recommends that local governments should enhance citizen participation, strengthen decentralization, improve governance mechanisms, increase coordination among government agencies, and conduct further research to explore the challenges and opportunities for urban-local governments in delivering environmental services in Bangladesh. The study’s findings can inform policy and practice in Bangladesh and contribute to the existing literature on urban-local governance and service delivery.


Service delivery; urban-local government; waste management; clean water; drainage management; environmental services


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